Siem Reap, Cambodia: Becoming Tomb Raiders 

Cambodia has completely surprised us. We thought it was going to be super 3rd world. Old cars, run down roads and tiny shops… nothing more than the famous Angkor Wat. Boy were we wrong and we’re incredibly happy about it!     First impression, the airport is gorgeous! Big, modern and clean! We expected something similar…

Bangkok, Thailand: One Night In Bangkok… Would Have Been Enough…

You can’t love every place you go… right?    Bangkok is a city. Just like any other city, Just with some more questionable areas. Maybe if we’d come here before seeing other parts of Thailand first, we’d be more impressed?    We were pretty confused and unsure when trying to figure out where to stay….

Who Are These People?

Hi. We’re Julie and Dean. Our passions in life are each other (of course!) food, wine and travel. “I’m gonna take you to Paris!” That was probably one of the first things I heard from Dean in the beginning of our relationship. Okay so, at first that might be weird to hear from someone you’re…

Chiang Mai, Thailand: So Many Temples, So Little Time! 

Chiang Mai, the land of MANY temples!   The “city” (if you want to call it that, more of a densely populated town) of Chiang Mai is surrounded by a moat and we were told the best area to stay was within it. We ended up in a seemingly perfect location, although it seemed like…

Krabi and Phuket Thailand: Finally Found Out What The Big Deal Is…

They weren’t kidding about Thailand. It really is paradise here!    Our first stop was Krabi, more specifically Ao Nang Beach. We chose this spot initially because it was in the zone of “free pick up” for the ferry to Phuket. Not knowing anything about this area when booking, except for the fact that they…

Singapore: Couldn’t Even Afford a Singapore Sling…

Singapore, a city and country all in one!   Everyone warned us it would be expensive here and boy were they right! We used 3 of our free nights on Hotels.com for our hotel stay here and still ended up paying a good amount! (Of course, we booked through Ebates to get some extra cash back!…

All These Amazing News Articles – Wow! 

What an honor and amazing experience it has been to be featured in Travel & Leisure! We are so flattered by all the response and love from everyone. We are having the time of our lives and wouldn’t trade it for anything! Since then we’ve been featured in two more news outlets, the New York…

Yogyakarta, Indonesia: Came For The Temples and Left With So Much More

      We were so pleasantly surprised with Yogyakarta, or Jogja (if you’re a local!). It was clear from the moment we touched down that we were in “real” Indonesia now. Not the touristy Indonesia of Bali.         The airport was TINY! The smallest that either of us have ever been in […]

Brisbane, Australia: Kangaroos, Koalas and Waterfalls, Oh My! 

What an amazing city! Each place we’ve been to in Australia has impressed us but Brisbane may have just taken the top spot!  It was difficult to decide where to stay as there are a lot of different areas that all have their benefits. We put all our filters into Hotels.com and found a place…

Adelaide, Australia: So Much More Than “Just Shiraz”!

Our stay in Adelaide meant one thing – Wine!  Before we got to all the delicious wine, we needed to figure out where to stay. In desperate need for a washer and dryer and craving a kitchen to cook in, we decided to give Airbnb another shot. We found a place at a good price…